Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 30, 2017

Dennis Banks Passes to Spirit World

From his children

"Our father Dennis J. Banks started his journey to the spirit world at 10:10 pm on October 29, 2017.

As he took his last breaths, Minoh sang him four songs for his journey. All the family who were present prayed over him and said our individual goodbyes. Then we proudly sang him the AIM song as his final send off.

Our father will be laid to rest in his home community of Leech Lake, MN. Presiding over traditional services will be Terry Nelson. We welcome all who would like to pay respects. As soon as arrangements are finalized, we will post details.

Still Humbly Yours,

The children and grandchildren of Nowacumig

Tashina Minoh Banks Arrow Banks DeeDee Banks Tokala Win Banks Glenda Roberts Darla Banks Tatanka Banks"

Dennis Banks on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio

Dennis Banks

Dennis Banks, cofounder of the American Indian Movement, live on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio.
Broadcast by Govinda of Earthcycles, producer of Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio.
Watch video interview from the radio van at Standing Rock below.

American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks, center, talks to press conference of his and fellow AIM leader Russell Means, left, attempts to help in food distribution on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as efforts to effect the release of kidnaped Patricia Hearst continue. At right is AIM attorney William Kunstler. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Dennis Banks, cofounder of the American Indian Movement,
at Wounded Knee '73.

1 comment:

Alejandro said...

Great people opening roads to the spirit of the earth. Rest in peace, him, not us.

Que descanse en paz y siga su sendero por el universo. Acá tenemos que seguir andando y construir un futuro mejor, con luz del corazón, del espíritu y la mente.